The Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card, developed by the DHS Nursing Facility Rates and Policy Division and the Minnesota Department of Health, has received an “A” rating from the Informed Patient Institute, a non-profit whose mission is to help consumers get access to credible online health care information. New York is the only other state to receive an A grade.
Minnesota’s site is singled out for:
Providing information about quality of life;
Prioritizing quality measures and having results reflect what is important to the user; and
Using star icons to point out nursing homes that have performed better than others.
Minnesota is among at least 36 other states and the federal government that provide information about nursing home quality online to consumers.